RESULTS - COVID-19

Peer-reviewed publications
Substantial decline in use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) following introduction of COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions in Australia: Results from a prospective observational study of gay and bisexual men.
Hammoud MA, Grulich A, Holt M, Maher L, Murphy D, Jin F, Bavinton B, Haire B, Ellard J, Vaccher S, Saxton P, Bourne A, Degenhardt L, Storer D, Prestage G.
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2020 October.
Physical distancing due to COVID-19 disrupts sexual behaviours among gay and bisexual men in Australia: Implications for trends in HIV and other sexually transmissible infections

Hammoud MA, Maher L, Holt M, Degenhardt L, Jin J, Murphy D, Bavinton B, Grulich A, Lea T, Haire B, Bourne A, Saxton P, Vaccher S, Ellard J, Mackie B, Batrouney C, Bath N, Prestage G.

Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 2020 July.

Flux COVID-19 baseline report

This is a report on the baseline data from the Flux Study COVID-19 Diary. The report
summarises data collected during April 2020 on sexual behaviours, use of pre-exposure
prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), drug use, mental health, testing for COVID-19 and social connectedness among gay and bisexual men in Australia.

Flux COVID-19 Baseline Report

Storer D, Hammoud MA, Bavinton B, Bourne, A, Degenhardt L, Grulich A, Haire B, Holt M, Jin F, Lea T, Maher L, Murphy D, Philpot S, Saxton P, Bath N, Ellard J, Mackie B, Batrouney C, Prestage G. 

Flux COVID-19 monthly reports - NSW

Over the life of the study we are producing monthly reports to track changes in gay and bisexual men's lives as they are impacted by COVID-19. This includes sexual behaviours and practices, mental health and resilience, social connection and health-seeking behaviours. Each report will be accessible below as it becomes available.

Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 01

Storer D on behalf of the Flux Study BRISE reference group

Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 02

Storer D on behalf of the Flux Study BRISE reference group

Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 03

Storer D on behalf of the Flux Study BRISE reference group

Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 04

Storer D on behalf of the Flux Study BRISE reference group

Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 05

Storer D on behalf of the Flux Study BRISE reference group

Flux Study COVID-19 Diary Monthly Report 06

Storer D on behalf of the Flux Study BRISE reference group

Conference presentations

International AIDS Conference 2020, Virtual

Impact of social distancing due to COVID-19 on sexual behaviour among gay and bisexual men in Australia: Implications for trends in HIV and other sexually transmissible infections

Hammoud MA, Grulich A, Maher L, Degenhardt L, Jin F, Murphy D, Bavinton B, Lea T, Haire B, Bourne A, Saxton P, Vaccher S, Ellard J, Mackie B, Batrouney C, Bath N,

Prestage G.


Australasian HIV & AIDS Conference ASHM

Dramatic decline in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use and sexual behaviour among gay and bisexual men following COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions in Australia.

Hammoud MA, Grulich A, Maher L, Holt M, Jin F, Murphy D, Bavinton B, Lea T, Haire B, Degenhardt L,Bourne A, Saxton P, Vaccher S, Ellard J, Mackie B, Batrouney C, Bath N, Storer D, Prestage G.


Week-on-week changes in sexual behaviour and PrEP use among Australian gay and bisexual men during COVID-19 restrictions.

Prestage G, Grulich A, Maher L, Holt M, Jin F, Murphy D, Bavinton B, Lea T, Haire B, Degenhardt L, Bourne A, Saxton P, Vaccher S, Ellard J, Mackie B, Batrouney C, Bath N, Storer D, Hammoud MA.


Impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on Australian gay and bisexual men: qualitative findings.

Philpot SP, Murphy D, Maher L, Holt M, Prestage G, Hammoud A, Haire B,
Bourne A, on behalf of the Flux Study team

Depression and anxiety in Australian gay and bisexual men prior to and during COVID-19 restrictions.

Bavinton B, Hammoud MA, Chan C, Holt M, Maher L, Haire B, Murphy D, Ellard J, Lea T, Prestage GP, for the Flux research group

Reductions in crystal methamphetamine and gamma-hydroxybutyrate use coincide with changes in sexual behaviour during COVID-19 physical distancing among gay and bisexual men in Australia

Storer D, Hammoud MA, Storer D, Holt M, Degenhardt L, Jin F, Maher L, Bourne A, Lea T, Bavinton B, Murphy D, Prestage G

Community presentations

ACON Research Snapshot Forum

Impacts of COVID-19 on gay and bisexual men in Australia: Changes in sexual behaviour, PrEP and mental health

Prestage G, Philpot S, Storer D, Hammoud MA. July 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirby Institute Seminar Series

Impacts of COVID-19 on gay and bisexual men in Australia: Changes in sexual behaviour, PrEP and mental health

Prestage G, Hammoud MA, Philpot S. May 2020

Media

PrEP anti-HIV medication use declines in Australia amid COVID-19 pandemic

ABC News

Top 10 articles on HIV prevention from AIDS 2020

aidsmap

PrEP Use Has Changed Following Implementation of Social Distancing Measures

AJMC

 

Gay Aussies’ PrEP use plunges during COVID-19 pandemic

QNews

COVID-19 has had a major impact on PrEP, sexual behaviour and service provision

aidsmap

Resume PrEP, urge community leaders

Star Observer

84% drop in casual sex improves HIV outcomes?

Star Observer. August 2 2020

Eye-opening study reveals just how many queer men have been hooking up through lockdown

Pink News. July 31 2020

Aussie men report less casual sex during COVID-19

QNews. July 30 2020

Men in Flux and Mask Requirements

Well, Well, Well, Joy 94.9. July 23 2020

With COVID here, 90% of Australian MSM have less sex, 40% stop PrEP

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project. July 15 2020

PrEP use has changed following implementation of social distancing

American Journal of Managed Care. July 14 2020

COVID-19 has had a major impact on PrEP, sexual behaviour and service provision

aidsmap. July 9 2020

One third in US stopped PrEP during COVID shutdown, 90% trimmed HIV risk

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project. July 9 2020

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